Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Adult Student Professional Development Fund

About the Fund

The Office of Adult Student Affairs welcomes applications from adult students (any undergrad student 24+ years of age or older, all military veterans, graduate and professional students) to be considered as a recipient of the 2016-2017 Professional Development Fund. This fund is intended to encourage student professional development and networking through attendance or active participation at academic or professional meetings or conferences by helping adult students defray the costs associated with these activities. Awards are allocated on a rolling basis until all funds are distributed.


You must be a current student in good academic standing and an active and committed member of the Professional Adult Student Society (P.A.S.S.) or another student organization on campus to be eligible for this fund. Membership is determined by your participation in meetings, events and in social networks.
The Fund will support student participation in a meeting or conference of a professional association related to his/her career objective. Participation can include presentation of scholarly work, or active participation in a poster session, annual conference, or career expo.

Covered Expenses

Expenses that may be covered by the fund include:
  • Association membership at the student rate
  • Conference fees at the early bird rate
  • Presentation materials

Participant Expectations

Grantees will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Timeliness with application and reimbursements. Conference fees, association memberships and materials will be pre-paid by the Office of Adult Student Affairs whenever possible. Original receipts must be presented within two weeks after the event in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
  • Grantees will provide proof of participation at the conference or event. For the purposes of this process, “proof” includes conference badge, hotel receipts, etc.
  • Grantees will complete a short survey after the event on the impact your participation had on your professional development.